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Long Bien Bridge

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Address: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port...

The Long Bien bridge across the Red River connects Hanoi with the main port of Haiphong. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the bridge sustained significant damage during the Vietnam War. Only half of the bridge retains its original shape, but a rebuilding project supported by the French government is currently in progress to restore the bridge to its original appearance.

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Try this on a moped

Interesting and historical bridge, built originally by the French, in its own right. But to really experience it you need to ride across it on a moped or scooter (along with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Carcassonne, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is nothing spectacular about this bridge except its lenght and the fact that the Americans blew lumps out of it during the war. Difficult to get to, traffic wise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and historical bridge, built originally by the French, in its own right. But to really experience it you need to ride across it on a moped or scooter (along with the thousand others) preferably with a train alongside you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Long Bien Bridge is a long walk across the Red River, and for those interested in the Vietnam War, an interesting and scenic look at Hanoi. A bike would be the way to do it, but we walked and enjoyed good and different views of Hanoi including agriculture, water buffalo, local vendors, etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth seeing this bridge that so many Hanoians love as part of their French history. It is a photographers delight, particularly for sunrise.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long bridge above the red river at Hanoi. You can walk along the bridge sid, watch the endless motorsicle crossing from side to side, very nice view on the river, boats, farms, and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have found out on the internet that the designer of the Long Bien Bridge is the same as the Eiffel tower. This bridge has it historical signature and means so much to the Hanoian. A student told me that every architect student need to draw the bridge for their first year assignment. And there were so many vietnamese ladies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Long Bien bridge. The best is to drive a motorbike across it but stop in the middle to enjoy the views and watch the traffic (exclusively motorbikes, bicycles and trains).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're brave enough to walk across this bridge its pretty special, lots to see and alot of history behind it. Does look like it's falling apart and in a state of ill repair in a lot of spots! It's a pretty busy bridge, people, bikes, cars and trains all crossing at regular intervals, there are a few stalls on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bridge was heavily defended and was attached many, many times by the US. The center span was dropped once. But wasn't until the US created and deployed laser guided bombs towards the end of the war was it seriously hit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a guide take you as part of a wider tour so you can understand it's significance. It's a bit far out of town to walk to plus the roads are hectic with mopeds and few footpaths. If your guide tells you it was built by Eiffel (as in the Eiffel Tower in Paris) - it's not true. My guide... More 

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